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University museums and collections of natural history
Natural history museums and collections at American universities have been in decline for the past 30 years, due in part to increasing constraints on the financial support framework and the perception that natural history ...
The spirit crying for meaning
University network support in research enterprise
"Central Street Live" was an innovative research-based exhibition in a campus gallery that was made possible through linking the working principles that govern Macquarie University in its core areas of business: Research, ...
Museum exhibitions and the consecrated object
The purpose of this paper is to present some ideas on museum exhibitions and aspects of significance of the museum object. It aims at understanding the changes in meaning intrinsic to a museum object—the different meanings ...
Linking museums and libraries
subject access through museum objects
Access to information about museum collections is especially important in university museums because of the academic nature of their missions. This paper proposes the use of a ubiquitous tool to provide an additional access ...
UMAC: Information, Ideas and International Collegiality
The International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) identifies and enhances the strengths of university museums and collections. To do this, UMAC must find ground common to all the museums and ...
University museums and formative experiences in natural history
Many people who develop a passion for natural histoiy report formative experiences from their youth while exploring creeks and woodlands in their local area. With the advent of the internet and increased urbanization in ...
The Ghent University Zoology Museum
a struggle for life
Modern society is characterized by wide ranging ideas on many different topics. This can be reflected in the manner university governments treat their university museums. At the University of Ghent Zoology Museum, we aim ...
Going the distance
a model for meaningful outreach
As the only four-year academic institution in the geographically large and rural state of Wyoming (WY), the University of Wyoming Art Museum (UWAM) was challenged to create meaningful access to the museum and ist collection ...